1965 Ford Mustang

Learn so much more about the 65' Mustang

By: Sarah Spinks

1965 Mustang Overveiw

In 1965 the Ford Mustang debuted as a simple sports car. It was originally named after the fighter plane, the P-51 mustang and later the logo became the mustang referring to the horse. People who bought it loved the low price, short styled trunk, long hood and many more amazing characteristics. Ford also loved all of the sales. Over all the 65' Mustang was a great success!
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The Exterior

The exterior of car was cool, stylish and when you saw a Mustang you knew it was a Mustang. Here are some details about the exterior:


"Mustangs had a single headlight on each side, mounted outside of the grill (1965 - 1968),"

This is according to the website Old Cars Guide. com. The round headlight style was classic and you probably won't see them around today.


The wheels were called Styled Steel Wheels and were simple, stylish wheels. These wheels were on the Mustang for a long time.

The 65' Mustang was a beautiful car and came in many colors. Here are a few:

  • Raven Black
  • Honey Gold
  • Dynasty Green
  • Caspian Blue
  • Champagne Beige
  • Rangoon Red
  • Poppy Red
  • Silversmoke Gray
  • Wimbledon White
  • Tropical Turquoise
  • Prairie Bronze
  • Ivy Green
  • Vintage Burgundy
  • Silver Blue
  • Springtime Yellow

The Interior

The interior of the 1965 Ford Mustang came in different colors, it was made of different materials and the windows are really cool.
Dash and Seats

The Mustang came standard with front bucket seats, but a bench seat was available from 1965 to 1969. The standard dash was basically the same as the Ford Falcon (1965).

Door Windows

The windows were slanted in the front and straight on the bottom, top and back.


The interior of the car came in many colors. Here are a few:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Aqua
  • Ivy Gold
  • Gold
  • Palomino
  • Burgundy
  • White
  • Emberglo

The Motor

There were different options for the engines:

260cid 2V V-8 164hp
289cid 2V V-8 200hp

Some engines were really powerful but most of them weren't. Below are a few.

Old Cars Guide. Com

Some More Detail on the 65' Mustang


I chose this topic because I have always loved cars and I was really excited when I learned I could talk about cars from the 60s. And that is why I chose this topic. I hope you enjoyed learning about the 1965 Ford Mustang as much as I did.